PMAC Awards for Excellence in Investment Journalism

Prix D’Excellence en Journalisme Économique et Financier de L’AGPC

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the PMAC Awards for Excellence in Investment Journalism in 2021.

The 2021 competition is now closed.

About the Awards

The purpose of the awards is to promote and reward excellence in Canadian newspaper, magazine and online journalism that fosters a better understanding of the investment industry, its products and services and, ultimately, helps to improve Canadian financial literacy. The secondary purpose is to meet the needs of Canadian investors and the public at large in their search for up-to date information on the economy, and domestic and international financial markets.

New in 2021, the PMAC Awards will expand eligibility to include podcast submissions in recognition of the growing digital audio format and the contribution of financial podcasters to educate investors by fostering a better understanding of the investment business, its products and services. A submission may be made in either the long- OR short-form category detailed below:

  • Short Entry Awards: One (1) submission of up to three (3) different/unrelated entries 1,000 words OR 30 minutes or less
    • First prize: $4,000
    • Second prize: $3,000
  • Long Entry Awards: One (1) submission 1,000 words OR 30 minutes or more
    • First prize: $4,000
    • Second prize: $3,000
  • Top Award: First Prize Overall – $1,000 bonus

2021 Recipients

Long Article Category:

First Prize: Mark Burgess (Advisor’s Edge) article: Don’t panic: Client coaching for the 24-hour news cycle. This article also received first prize overall.

Second Prize: Niall McGee (The Globe and Mail) for: How COVID-19 fuelled a boom in Canadian stock promotion scams

Short Article Category:

First Prize: Tim Shufelt (The Globe and Mail) for: Markets Leave The Economy Behind, Portfolio rebalancing is getting trickier, For investors sidelined with cash, market surge presents a dilemma

Second Prize: Gabe Friedman (Financial Post) for his podcast: Market Manipulation or David Vs. Goliath? Unpacking Reddit Phenomena

The judging panel gave honourable mentions to Financial Post’s Kevin Carmichael and Victor Ferreira for FP Investigation: As CEWS flowed in, dividends flowed out

Previous Recipients

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